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Manfred Matuschewski

Full name: Manfred Matuschewski
Nickname(s): Matu
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: September 2, 1939 in Oberweimar, Weimar, Thüringen, Germany
Affiliations: SC Turbine Erfurt, Erfurt (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Middle-distance runner Manfred Matuschewski became national coach for middle and long distances in the GDR from 1972-85. Due to his alleged involvement in doping he was sanctioned in 1990 after German reunification, and was then employed by a company dealing with sporting goods. He was originally educated as a machine fitter and eventually worked as a sports teacher.

Matuschewski competed in the 800 at the 1960 Olympics, placing sixth, and the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, reaching the semifinals. His greatest moments came in 1962 and 1966, when he won the European Championships, adding a bronze in 1969. In 1957 he won the European Cup in the 800 and 1,500. From 1960-66 and in 1969 he was East German Champion. In his youth Matuschewski was a hockey (field) player.

Personal Best\: 800 – 1:45.7 (1969).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 20 Roma Athletics Men's 800 metres Germany GER 6
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Athletics Men's 800 metres Germany GER 4 h1 r2/3

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1960 Summer 20 Roma Athletics Germany Final 6 1:52.0 1:52.21
1960 Summer 20 Roma Athletics Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 1:47.4 1:47.54
1960 Summer 20 Roma Athletics Germany Quarter-Finals Heat One 3 QU 1:48.1 1:48.24
1960 Summer 20 Roma Athletics Germany Round One Heat Four 3 QU 1:51.0 1:51.17
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Athletics Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 4 1:47.3
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Athletics Germany Round One Heat Five 4 QU 1:50.0
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